Giving a handshake within the first 10 seconds of meeting someone is a gesture we’re all used to. But, how many of us have actually mastered this art that could make or break a person’s first impression of us?
While average handshakes usually don’t stick in our memories, bad handshakes, sadly, do. And, the last thing you want after leaving a job interview, a networking session, or even a family gathering is to be remembered as the one with limp noodles as fingers or bone-crushing lobster claws as hands.
To make sure this three-second act goes smoothly—and it really should not last more than three seconds—we’ve provided an infographic with the perfect formula for a proper handshake. You’re welcome.
Infographic courtesy of Remove and Replace . Photo of people shaking hands courtesy of Shutterstock .
A board member of Columbia Organization of Rising Entrepreneurs, Kat is either hosting inspiring founders or trekking across cities (Silicon Valley and London, anyone?) to discover the hottest startups. And, when she’s not putting together large-group gatherings for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Kat is planning food excursions to discover the best Taiwanese beef noodle soup in NYC. The only thing she loves almost as much as crafting content as an Editorial Intern at The Muse is studying content as an English Major at Columbia University. Say hi on Twitter @katxmoon.More from this Author